The Sbarra was performed in the courtyard of the Pitti Palace on Oct. 14, 1579
The t.p. statement that the work is newly reprinted may refer to an earlier program for the spectacle without illustrations; see Mortimer, and also A.M. Nagler, Theatre festivals of the Medici, p. 49
Dedication to the Grand Duchess by Filippo and Jacopo Giunti, A2
Illustrations: 16 etchings by Accursio Baldi and Bastiano Marsili after drawings by Raffaello Gualterotti; see legend, plate A. The plates are lettered A-B, [cross], C-H, K-L, I, M-P; see "Tauola", H2r. Woodcut t.p. border incorporating Medici arms at head and view of Florence at foot. Giunti device at colophon. Historiated and decorative initials. Type-ornament headpieces, tailpieces
In both Getty copies plate F is in the 1st state, with Venus looking to the left; see Mortimer
Gualterotti's poems "Vaghezze sopra Pratolino" and "Epitalamio nelle nozze della illustrissima signora Perregrina Cappello, et dello illustrissimo sig. conte Vlisse Bentiuogli", p. 1-24 at end
Signatures: A-G H² Aa-Cc
Bb1r of Getty c. 1 has "erbette" rather than "herbette" in the first line and uses the extended final e. It thus corresponds to Mortimer's Harvard c. 1, while Getty c. 2 corresponds to Harvard c. 1
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th cent.
Binding, c. 1: old limp vellum. Covers tooled in gilt with a bishop's arms at the center, the charges of which are repeated in the corners (eagle and tailless dragon). Remains of two pairs of ties at foredge. Copy 2: modern dark red goatskin, tooled in blind with fillets and rolls. Page edges sprinkled blue
No table of contents. Narrow margins. Some information impossible to capture because it is printed off the edge of the page. Foxing.